The Ashokan Center goes high-retro on Sunday, May 20 with a showing of the seminal 1918 silent film The Yellow Ticket, accompanied by a live performance of music of music scored for it. One of the first representations of the anti-Semitism of Russia in the early 1900s, The Yellow Ticket was nearly destroyed by Nazis. After a copy was recovered in Berlin, the Washington Jewish Music Festival asked Alicia Svigals to compose a new score to accompany the film. It’s that score – and that performer – that will accompany the showing at the Ashokan Center.
The performance will take place at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $20 for youth. The Ashokan Center is located at 477 Beaverkill Road in Olivebridge.